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    July 17, 2011
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the correct answer to our question was, a, operation weeting. it's the code word for the scotland yards phone hacking. it has a book called fittingly enough, the book. go to our website for more. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. during the cnn "newsroom," this sunday, july 17th, out of egypt this hour, con clikting reports that hosni mubarak has collapsed into a coma. let's go to fred in cairo. tell us what you can about mubarak's condition. >> reporter: hi, we're still trying to verify that information here in egypt. but the information that we've
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gotten is that mubarak's lawyer, the man representing him, said that mubarak fell into a coma at midday egyptian time and the lawyer also saying that mubarak's health deteriorated throughout the day and then he finally fell into a coma. now, conflicting to that, the hospital where mubarak is being treated in the town says he has not fallen into a coma. so there are conflicting reports as to what is going on. some news agency reports are saying that it's not unusual for him to dip in and out of a coma but his situation is still a very stable one and we've also reached out to the health ministry here in egypt and that basically says that it has no information as to whether or not hosni mubarak is in a coma. what we have to know about the situation is that his health, since he's been ousted from power has been deteriorating. a couple months ago he collapsed during an interrogation. he is, of course, being charged here in egypt with crimes in relation to his rule of 30 years
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and cracking down on the uprising that started here on january 25th during an interrogation he apparently collapsed. he's also suffering from complications from stomach cancer and, quite frankly, this is an 83-year-old man. so we are going to monitor these reports very, very carefully. >> the hospital is at least confirming that mubarak continues to be treated or continues to be at that hospital to be treated for this stomach cancer or perhaps for those heart problems? >> stomach cancer, heart problems, you said it. he's still at that hospital. that is something that the head of the hospital has been saying all along. he suffered from more complications a couple of daysing ago. apparently his heart stopped for two minutes where he had a cardiac arrest. doctors rushed into the room and had to resuscitate him. so there have been complications with mubarak's health over the past couple of weeks. his trial here in egypt is supposed to start on august 3rd
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and it's anybody's guess whether he's actually going to happen. health complications. >> fred, thanks so much from cairo. and now on to afghanistan where for the second time in less than a week, an assassination has claimed the life of a senior afghan official. barbara starr joins us now from washington. the key ally was assassinated in his home west of kabul today. this man is the former of the province and a key ally of the karzai government. now, as you say, this is the second one in just a few days. of course, earlier the half-brother was assassinated in kandahar, southern afghanistan. all of this comes, of course, as we are seeing the first u.s. troops begin to come home from the war zone. we are seeing the beginning of
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the turnover to afghan security control in afghanistan and tomorrow general david petraeus scheduled to give up his command to the next general coming in from the united states to command the war. things are moving very rapidly in afghanistan but the security situation certainly remains very tenuous. fred? >> barbara starr in washington, thanks so much. let's go to kabul where we find david. what are you learning about this assassination? >> reporter: >> all right. it looks like we still need to work on audio problems there. we'll try to check back in with david ariosto when we can from kabul. in the meantime, on to
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london, rebeka brooks was taken into police custody in connection with the phone hacking and police scandal. she's the head of the newspaper and becomes the tenth murdoch employee that has been arrested in this scandal. let's go to this story in london. rebekah brooks will answer questions before parliament about this hacking scandal. how shocking is today's arrest? >> it is pretty shocking. people expected the police to talk to her and she was expected to show up at the hearing and on friday her spokesperson told us that she is expected to at least answer their questions. she did not, however, expect to walk in on sunday and be arrested. so it clearly was a shock to
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rebekah brooks herself and it sent shocks throughout the media. so this investigation -- the reason why she was arrested was because of an ongoing allegations of phone hacking and also that "news of the world" had paid off police officers to get information. so it's important to point out that she was arrested this afternoon and she still remains in their custody. she's been questioned for more than five hours and we're waiting at this point for police to give us more details and we're expecting a press conference any minute now. >> so this arrest hits closest to rupert murdoch, especially since she is like a daughter to him. and his son james is still scheduled to face parliament this week. >> all three of them are still scheduled to face parliament but there's a question as to whether rebekah brooks will brooks will be able to. we don't know the conditions of
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her release is and she's very closely linked to this investigation. lawmakers will be restricted in what they can ask her because they can't prejudice the ongoing police investigation. so it could really constrain that hearing at parliament. of course, james murdoch and rupert murdoch will also be there and they may be constrained by what they can say because of the ongoing investigation. >> and it seems like this would present other problems because scotland yard questioning her, arresting rebekah brooks and yet scotland yards is being investigated because of their inappropriate relations with this media empire. >> well, that's just it. a lot of people are asking just how close were reporters at "news of the world" with police because of new revelations that a former "news of the world" deputy editor was a communication consultant for the police at the same time that he seemed to be reporting back to news international. so there is a lot -- it's a big
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tangled web here of police contacts, reporters at "news of the world," not to mention high-level politics. remember rebekah brooks was the same person that wine and dined political figures for the murdoch family. that's what makes this arrest so fascinating. she's the highest profile arrest so far. every arrest it seems to have gotten closer and closer to the murdoch family. this is the closest arrest yet. >> okay. thanks so much from london. back to that investigation after an assassination taking place in afghanistan of a top afghan official. we're going to try again to connect with cnn's david ariosto who is in kabul. what more can you tell us about how this assassination took place. >> reporter: first of all, there sa fire fight under way in kabul between afghan security forces and militants, gunman that broke
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into the house of president karzai's ally. this is the half ally from the last week who was killed in an attack that targeted these officials at their homes and raises all kinds of questions about the reach of militants and whether taliban is involved. that's not yet confirmed at this point but we're getting all kinds of information about the nature of the attackers that entered the home of the former governor of the province, killed him and his security detail. now, one attacker was also killed and, again, those afghan security forces have now reengaged in a fire fight with the remaining attackers. it's not yet clear whether nato forces have joined in that fight. fred? >> david, thanks so much joining us from kabul. back in this country, expect a key nomination from the white house tomorrow. administration officials tell cnn that the president plans to name richard cordray to head the
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new chief consumer financial protection bureau. a bridge part of the massive construction project in los angeles is finished. construction shut down a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway this weekend but did not produce the feared gridlock that many were ready to call carmageddon. the 405 is expected to reopen this hour. and day ten of the final shuttle mission begins with a celebration. cool and the gang provided this morning's wake-up call and the crew has something else to celebrate. mission control says the main computer that had some sort of glitch on thursday is up and running normally again. the shuttle is scheduled to leave the space station on tuesday.
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the u.s. women's soccer team hopes to be celebrating later this afternoon. we'll take you to germany for the world cup soccer finals. first, do you know how many team members played on the 2008 u.s. olympic team? the answer right after this.
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so earlier we asked you the question about the current u.s. soccer team and how many of them played in the 2008 olympics? well, here we go. the answer is ten. ten. and they actually played against japan twice. the japanese and american women teams have faced each other 25 times so far and japan
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has never beaten the u.s. team. zain vergie is joining us. is this match a shoe-in for either team? >> well, the u.s. is a favorite for going into this. in 30 minutes the match will start. the u.s. has the strength. the u.s. has the stamina and they have the fighting spirit. but the japanese are the more skilled teams. they know how to control the ball. they know how to do an amazing job. they knocked out the favorite, germany, which was expected to at least be in the final and they kicked out sweden, too. the japanese are on top form. they may give the u.s. a pretty tough time. the u.s. is pretty confident. i talked to some of them rmt they were relaxing and playing on their ipads during the day,
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taking a walk and getting fresh air to clear their minds. they are feeling good and hopefully will be able to deliver and make history in just a few hours. fred? >> talk about the fan base. given that this world cup is taking place in europe, do the fans seem to be siding with either the u.s. or the japanese? >> well, japan is definitely the sentimental favorite, you know. they've had to deal with the tsunami and horror and devastation of that. and this is kind of a game that if they win, it will uplift their entire country because they've been through so much. they have also fought so hard. no one expected them to do this well. and so they are the sentimental favorite. but the u.s. is a hot favorite to win the tournament. they've got the stamina, the hustle, and the fans are also vary for the u.s. they have painted themselves and
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draped themselves in the u.s. flag. so everyone expects them to be a pretty exciting game. japan, because of what they have been through, many want them to win but the u.s. putting up an amazing fight and the players that i've spoken to think that this time they are going to get it and they are going to relive and redefine 1999. >> all right, zain verjee, we're going to check back with you. the u.s. has the hype but we also hear that japan has the heart. it's going to be interesting. we'll check back with you. all right. it's about half an hour until the championship match and you don't have to be a die hard soccer fan to actually get caught up in this whole world cup excitement. fans are in new york city right now and susan candiotti is there ready for kick off. what is the spirit like in the room? >> reporter: oh, this place is
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packed already and we're half an hour away. one of the most popular places to watch a soccer game, on the lower east side of manhattan. and mainly the fan base here is americans but outside they have both the american flag and a japanese flag as well. so it's going to be an excitementing afternoon once things get underway, fred. >> so you've taulked to a lot o die hard fans and a girl's soccer club there in new york. what are they doing today besides watching the game? >> reporter: it was fun to stop in on the practice as the boys and girls play on the same team were watching. and we asked the coach, what does all of this teach them how far the women have come, that they made it to the finals? what do the kids think about that? and here's what the coach said. >> a lot of times i think girls see that only men sporting teams
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are given the hoo-rah and women can aspire to the same level, if not more. >> they know the players. they know the plays, the goalies and they know all of the scores. they've watched most of the games. it's nice to have boys look up to women for future women's soccer and other girls. so it's great. >> this is probably the last time that we'll be able to play the game great. we'll see that as the afternoon goes on. fred? >> i think you're right. this is probably just the warmup. susan candiotti, thanks so much. south africans are gearing up to celebrate nelson's birthday. the former president turns 93 tomorrow. it's also the second annual nelson mandela day declared by the united nations to introduce the culture of peace and freedom. more than 5,000 people have now fled the area where a
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volcano roared to life just a few days ago. it's in northern indonesia. the mountain sent smoke so high that officials are worried about the effect on airline flights. and then off to pakistan, someone sent explosives underneath an oil tanker at a bizarre near the afghan border. the explosion started a fire that killed at least two people, including a child. fact is, more dental professionals brush with an oral-b toothbrush than any other brush. trust the brush more dentists and hygienists use, oral-b. another good thing about geico so like say you need to report a people wclaim, alright./7. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point.
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acquitted of murder, casey anthony is a free woman. she walked out minutes after midnight. her attorney and armed police were by her side. were people surprised that she simply walked out the front door? >> reporter: that was a bit of a surprise, fredricka. there were so many people there. there were hundreds there. almost all of them were there, not chanting but saying things about their displeasure about the verdict and casey anthony. and yet they let her walk out the enfront door. the entire thing took about 30 seconds. accompanied by her attorney, jose baez, they immediately walked out and got into a waiting suv and then sped off into the night. the police were there on the scene. some of them on horseback keeping the crowds back. they were also blocking the road to make sure nobody tried to
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pursue the vehicle. when the s uchl v pulled into a parking deck in down down orlando where one of her defense attorneys has an office. there was some sort of discussion about where she might have gone from there but at this point it's believed to be parts unknown. but for now, casey anthony is a free woman and she was able to get out remarkably easy from that jail last night. >> and david, any comment from her family or any information about whether she's had any contact with them? >> reporter: well, we heard a short time ago from the attorney representing her parents and he says that there's been no contact from her attorney, jose baez, about her whereabouts. in fact, they say that jose baez actually contacted the parents hoping that they would act as decoys last night to help draw attention away from casey anthony as they left the jail. they didn't go for that idea and
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they haven't heard from him since but they are confident that she is safe. they would like to know where she is and would like to reestablish contact with her. so the attorney publicly put that out to jose baez, that that's what they would like to do at this point. >> david mattingly, thanks so much from orlando. david petraeus ending his command in afghanistan. we're talking about his immediate future and that of the mission that he leaves behind afghanistan next. [ woman ] we take it a day at a time. that's how it is with alzheimer's disease.
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we're following news breaking out of egypt. conflicting reports that hosni mubarak has lapsed into a coma. the hospital where mubarak is staying denies the reports. the state-run nile tv reports that mubarak fell into a coma after months of ill health. they cite his lawyer as a source. the top exhibit executive in the murdoch investigation, rebekah brooks, has been arrested. she was taken into custody in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal that has landed nine other murdoch employees in jail. and venezuela president, hugo chavez, is back in cuba to undergo chemotherapy. he has not said what kind of
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cancer he has. acquitted of murder, casey anthony is out of jail and out of sight. she walked out of the jail just after midnight. her lawyer by her side. her lawyers are not saying where she is now. her parents apparently don't even know. phase one of the 405, referred to as carmageddon, has been completed. work went so much smoother than expected. >> mission accomplished. we will open up this freeway as soon as possible. it looks like 11:30 is the time. and it's some 16 or 17 hours ahead of schedule. >> the closed ten-mile section of the 405 is expected to reopen within a few minutes.
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in nebraska, the rising missouri river is causing a lot more damage. parts of interstate 29 are underwater and it's rushing away dirt that shores up some of the overpasses. >> this all had to be inspected. our engineers had to come down and everything is going to be possibly redone. i mean, this is way down the line, in the future. >> straight transportation officials say it could take months to fix. an oregon vet used an unusual method to safe a bald eagle. he performed mouth to beak resus station on the bird. he suffered a broken wing after being hit by a car. he was undergoing physical therapy under anesthesia when he stopped breathing. the eagle will -- now that the eagle is getting better, you can follow his recovery on twitter. all right.
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history was made in san diego. apparently for the first time ever, some u.s. members marched as an organized group in a gay pride parade. they were not in uniform but wear t-shirts representing every branch of the service. >> it's about human rights, men and women, standing up for what they believe in. >> this is a dream come true. >> about 200 active duty troops and veterans took part. the nato mission in afghanistan enters a new phase from today forward and the man in charge, general david petraeus, his professional life changes as well. he will relinquish his command in afghanistan in just a few hours and barbara starr is with me now. barbara, you have traveled with general petraeus many times. you know him personally. what do you suppose his feelings are about his mission there? >> well, i think for general petraeus it's probably
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bittersweet, fredricka. he has served in the u.s. military for more than three decades. everybody has got to retire at some time. finally he will take off the uniform, retire, and go on to his next job, of course. the chain of command ceremony will happen tomorrow in kabul. what he leaves behind is certainly a very tenuous situation in that country. petraeus both in iraq and afghanistan really was the godfather of this face of modern warfare that we call counter insurgency. rebuilding a country politically, economically, militarily it costs billions of dollars and can take decades. the u.s. will be out of both iraq and afghanistan but nothing to say that those countries won't remain very troubled in terms of their security, fred. >> all right. so talk about the security issues and how things are so tenuous there. especially with this hand-over. >> well, you know, the next
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several months really will be telling, won't they? because now you're sort of in this mandated end game, if you will. u.s. combat forces, all combat forces, in fact, foreign troops are scheduled to be out of afghanistan by the ends of 2014. we saw the first of the u.s. surge forces return home. a hand over in a particular province now to afghan security control. you're going to be seeing more and more of this, more of this responsibility being shifted to afghan security forces. this is the test of whether petraeus' strategy will work over the long haul. will it work once the afghans have control, will they be able to deal with the taliban and all of the insurgent and warlord groups that really torment so much of that country. >> and for general petraeus, will this be an easy transition for him to become a civilian in his position with the cia? >> you know, it's not
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unprecedented. there have been generals and admirals who have headed the cia before but taking off the uniform, general petraeus has already made it clear, he understands his main challenge in these opening days in december, when he takes over, will be to convince that workforce, a very technical operatives who work around the world at great risks to themselves, he's going to have to convince them that he can be a cia director, that he's not just an army general that has come in the front door to run things. le have a real transition period. i tell you, there are two nicknames for david petraeus. one is king daftd. the other one is peaches petraeus. >> oh, my goodness. >> that is from his days at west point. one of his fellow cadets would call him peaches petraeus. now that he goes to the cia, who
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knows. we'll find out what it is. >> all right. definition of a complicated man, as they say. all right. thanks so much. >> sure. all right. no matter how many times you delete messages, keeping up with e-mails can be a huge challenge. so what is more annoying, many of the messages that you need to delete that are spam. here's a question for you. what percentage of e-mail is span? the answer after this. introducing natural instincts with our first color refresher. get healthy looking, ammonia-free color, then let the new refresher boost your healthy look 2 weeks in. it helps restore color pigments, so you can get a freshly colored look once again. natural instincts. it's all good. now get all the healthy looking color of natural instincts in our new vibrant shades.
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all right. back now to the phone hacking scandal in the uk. apparently a police official has now resigned. let's bring in cnn's atika from london. what has happened, atika? >> well, paul stevenson, the police commissioner, has resigned. this is amid all of the investigations going on, not only of the phone hacking scandal but also police payments by news of the world to receive information. now, he has resigned over increasing public pressure but he has denied any wrongdoing. he has come under increasing scrutiny because of the high level connections between "news of the world," the tabloid, and
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senior police officers specifically neil wallace, a former deputy editor at "news of the world" had basically been paid by police to become sort of a communications consultant and while he was a communications consultant, it appears he was also reporting back to news international and this is what the police have now come under close scrutiny for. and this is what sir paul stevenson is now talking to in his press statement that has just been released, atika. >> is this the questioning of rebekah brooks as it relates to this scandal? >> it's actually a separate part of the same scandal. the rebekah brooks arrest was a separate part of this but the fallout of not only the phone hacking allegations and the police payment scandal has been
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increased scrutiny on police relationship with the media and this is why sir paul stevenson has resigned, because of the increasing scrutiny as to how police and the media work together. >> atika, thank you so much. keep us posted throughout the day from london. we all feed them, get the rich quick schemes. spam over loads our e-mails and can be a hassle to delete every day. before the break we ask you what kind of percentage of e-mail is spam? now we finally have a result for you. nearly 73%. that is actually down from 90% last year. but it is still a lot to get through. so with all the junk e-mail or spam, whatever you want to call it, in our e-mail accounts, it's a miracle that we get anything done. in our gadgets and gaming section today, there are steps
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that you can take to reduce the amount of spam that you receive. our tech guy, mark saltzman has five simple tips on how to get rid of all of that spam and kind of control that inbox. how do we do that? >> you got it. let's start off with number one. go into your favorite e-mail program settings and you'll find a junk mail filter. by default it may be on low but in some cases it's a little slider so you take the mouse and move it across. so it will catch or what they think is junk mail, what the program is going to try to guess to be junk mail, with either key words or not knowing who it is from. it's not a bad idea once in a while to go into your junk e-mail and find false positives. the first tip is to definitely by default move it from low to medium to even high within the settings. i know with outlook it's easy to find. >> okay. and then there is software to
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reduce the spam mail. how does that work? >> sure. so there's different pieces of software out there that will add another layer of protection from junk mail. a free plug-in for outlook is called spam fighter. it's a powerful tool free to use. you can go to spamfighter.com. and then you can go to mcafee, best known for security solutions and they have as a stand-alone product more aggressive anti-smam tools to help reduce the amount of junk mail you're getting in your inbox. and. >> and then you say set up a separate e-mail address for coupons and contests that will attract weird spam stuff. >> yes. not only is spam annoying, it can reduce your productivity. so my tip is to -- for things like online shopping, those group social coupon services,
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use a separate e-mail address. set up one for free like g mail, yahoo! or hot mail. set up one for all things you do online and make it separate from your main work e-mail or service provider, isp mail. >> never reply to a spam or else you're confirming that that address is valid and then you say don't forward those chain mail messages. >> that's right. so with the first point there, for short, you may be tempted to apply. get me off your bleeping list. but don't, because you're just going to confirm that your e-mail is valid and be moved up to a possible other layer of spam because you've confirmed that it's a valid e-mail. the last tip is, when you get those chain mails, a super stigs-based e-mails, you probably have seen dozens, if not hundreds of other people's e-mails. that's a big no-no. your name is floating out there, your e-mail address.
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don't forward them. if you want to forward a joke to friends, put all of your friends' names in the blind carbon copy field and not ccing to everybody. >> thanks so much. mark saltzman, appreciate it. always nice to see you. >> likewise, fredricka. >> go to cnn.com/tech. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers.
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all right. time for a cnn equals politics update. keep your eye on the political desk. former new york mayor, rudy giuliani, is telling the gop to butt out of the gay marriage debate. and former utah governor and presidential hopeful, john huntsm huntsman, is trying to drum up support on a motorcycle. huntsman is in utah chatting with governors at their annual meeting. the documentary following sarah palin airs this weekend. some analysts are reporting that it had a strong opening with theater goers.
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palin's rise through politics and his expectations. >> the expectations is just to get it out in the middle of summer against competition like harry potter i think the theater owners want to see if the film can find its audience. >> for the latest political news, you know exactly where to go. cnnpolitics.com. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah
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flip-flops are a popular way to beat the heat. wearing flip-flops can cause damage to the ankles, heels, and even your toenails. >> these cheap flip-flops are worse than walking around barefoot. this is why. they provide no cushioning. this causes an increase in the stress that for young people lasts all summer long because all they wear are the flip-flops and this, of course, over time is going to lead to problems. did you know when you wear a flip-flop, you actually change the stride because the foot tries to stay inside the
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flip-flop. over time you can develop heel pain and leg pain going up into your chin, and finally when you wear the flip-flops, your toenails are exposed, which means an increase in nail trauma as well as a possibility of the evil nail fungus. >> oh, my goodness. so this is a problem for both the younger audience of people who wear flip-flops as well as older folks, right? >> right. we associate foot problems with older folks. but the bones in young people's feet are still growing, even when they are 17 and 18. especially the bones in the heel. so, again, without the cushioning, the continuous impact of the still developing bones can cause problems that can last a lifetime. >> what's the alternative? just about all of us are going to wear flip-flops, especially when you're at the beach or at the pool. you're saying, rule them out completely or just don't wear them long term? >> i'm saying, be a smart shopper. make sure there is a rigid
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design, that you can't bend it or roll it into a ball. this one is stiff. it's going to have the support that you need and the arch support and cushioning that you're going to want to provide the shock absorption to protect your foot throughout the summer. you're right. you alternate other footwear. wear sneakers once in a while and give your stride a break whenever possible and don't forget, price always mirrors quality. you get what you pay for. so if somebody is trying to sell you a $3 pair of flip-flops, you're going to be in trouble come the fall. >> dr. bill lloyd looking out for your feet and now we're looking out for you. live pictures of the interstate 405 in los angeles. it's been a ten-mile span closed for a little over 24 hours now. guess what, they got so far with their construction work that they are opening up early. the plan was that they were going to open it up by monday morning for traffic.
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but now it's all open. if you want to get back on the road and hit the highway, now it's going to get really congested. so all thumb's up. it worked out pretty good. how are you doing? >> i'm great. how are you? >> i'm good. >> i'm hot. i want to break out my flip-flops. >> don't break out the flip-flops. wear them judiciously. >> lots of people are at the beach or staying in the air conditioning. we're talking about some major heat. this is the worst heatwave we've seen all season so far and this is impacting millions of people. so many millions of people suffering. this isn't a quick shot this weekend. we're talking about this lasting well into wednesday. keep in mind, folks in the southern plain states, we're talking about day 15, for example, in dallas, ft. worth, where temperatures are reached 100 degrees or more. it's going to be the temperature that your body feels, between 100 and 115. take it easy there for today. i also want to mention that we're keeping our eye on the tropics.
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the national hurricane center identifying this area as a possible development over the next couple of days. not all of the conditions are quite there. the hurricane hunters are flying into this. to tell you know, we're keeping an eye on this. it could bring heavy thunderstorms to florida in the next coming week. >> thank you. area codes and how one beer giant hopes to tie the two together. xe mousse mascara! luxurious volume with a light-as-air feel. we took out a heavy synthetic and put in a light touch of beeswax. up with the volume, down with the weight. lashes are 20% lighter than the most expensive mascara. new natureluxe mousse mascara. so free your volume! and...your easy breezy beautiful covergirl. and try natureluxe glossbalm.
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from foreclosures and beers to a new consumer watch dog, our money team is keeping their eye on all of it. first, alison kosik. >> hi, fredricka. realty dropped a whopping 30% from last year but the report comes with a warning. the decline is because many banks are delaying them to next year. there are one million homes in this situation and the housing market will not recover until the current threat of foreclosures are brought to a management level. felicia? >> thanks, alison.
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anheuser-busch has filed applications to trademark the signature area codes of 15 u.s. cities. the area codes span the country from philadelphia, miami, and san diego. the move follows a success of chicago-based goose islands 313 urbanly ale. it was named after its city. it's the number two selling beer there in 2009. poppy? >> thanks so much, felicia. a long awaited dog agency opens its doors. the consumer protection bureau will make sure banks are abiding by laws and the new sheriff in washington is without an actual sheriff. the white house has yet to appoint an officer. the white house has yet to make an official appointment. fred? >> thanks so much, ladies.
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it appears that elizabeth warren is no longer being considered for that job. the white house tomorrow will nominate richard cordray, a former ohio attorney general and currently serves as the chief enforcement officer for the new bureau. and we continue to follow breaking news in egypt. reports that hosni mubarak has lapsed into a coma. the hospital where mubarak is staying has had conflicting reports. at one point the hospital denied the reports. now it is saying that he has regained consciousness after falling into a coma. but state run nile tv reports that he slipped into a coma after months of ill health. i'll be back an hour from now. the women's final is under way in germany. we're asking today, women's soccer or